Managing Editor Scott Blair has a passion for videography. He learned that television’s Telly Awards honor videos created across all screens—including ENR’s work posted on ENR.com/videos. He selected categories where our work excelled, and in our first time entering, we came away with three Telly Awards.
ENR’s content also was honored this year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (the Azbees), Connectiv (the Neal Awards) and the Construction Media Alliance. The work recognized includes technical articles, features, profiles, feature series, news, government coverage, graphic design and case histories—in addition to videos.
For the Tellys, which drew 12,000 entries this year, Blair entered the Non-Broadcast Low Budget category with our “Construction Crews Elevate Supertall One Vanderbilt Tower” video. “It highlights our ability to get direct access to otherwise off-limits jobsites—for which ENR’s Editor-at-Large Nadine M. Post was instrumental—and capture quick ‘guerilla-style’ footage and interviews,” he says. Blair and video editor Luke Abaffy won a Gold Telly Award.
ENR won Bronze Telly Awards in two non-broadcast categories. The first was for a video called “Clever Field Solutions Propel Oroville Dam Fix to the Finish Line.” Blair says he “made three trips to that jobsite and produced three videos that became our most popular video series ever at ENR.com.” It supports our “understanding of the challenges project teams face every day,” he adds.
The second bronze went to “Champion of Change Vicki O’Leary Boosts Diversity in Construction,” a video about last year’s ENR Award of Excellence winner and her drive to prevent harassment.
This year, Blair and team captured AOE winner Cris Liban, chief sustainability officer for LA Metro, in his quest to make infrastructure more sustainable and accessible. That video debuts with ENR’s all-virtual AOE program on Aug. 4.